Posts Tagged ‘Uptown Culture’

Spread Love: The People’s Theatre Project Presents Theatre Fun In The Sun

Spread Love: The People's Theatre Project Presents Theatre Fun In The Sun

This summer, People’s Theatre Project is offering free theatre activities in Payson Playground for kids ages 4 – 10 and their adult family members. You and your child (or grandchild!) will play fun games and work together with a professional teaching artist to make theatre inspired by our parks. Join us for one or more […]


Spread Love: The People Storm The Palace – A Social Justice Theatre Festival | May 18-23

Spread Love: The People Storm The Palace - A Social Justice Theatre Festival | May 18-23

That’s right folks. The people will once again storm the palace. In light of the Trump tyranny, this event is more crucial than ever. The People Storm the Palace is an annual social justice theatre festival brought to you by the People’s Theatre Project (PTP). PTP empowers the entire community, both young and old, to […]


FREE THEATRE PROGRAMS for Kids, Teens, and Adults!

FREE THEATRE PROGRAMS for Kids, Teens, and Adults!

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE WINTER/SPRING PROGRAM SESSION THROUGH JAN 31st. Sign up today for a FREE collaborative theatre-making program in Washington Heights. Register at www.PTP.nyc


Radical Hope | The New Yorker

Radical Hope | The New Yorker

By Junot Díaz Querida Q.: I hope that you are feeling, if not precisely better, then at least not so demoralized. On Wednesday, after he won, you reached out to me, seeking advice, solidarity. You wrote, My two little sisters called me weeping this morning. I had nothing to give them. I felt bereft. What […]


Save The Date: We The People – A Social Justice Theatre Festival – December 9-11

Save The Date: We The People - A Social Justice Theatre Festival - December 9-11

Mark your calendars folks, The People’s Theatre Project (PTP) presents We The People – A Social Justice Theatre Festival on December 9th thru the 11th. This is going to be big folks. We’re talking theatre, panels, workshops, films. People power in action. So make sure you gather your people for We The People. See you […]


Storm the Palace – The Recap

Storm the Palace – The Recap

Words: Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography: Emmanuel Abreu (@EAbreuVisuals) We came, we saw, we stormed the palace. Hundreds of people came from far and wide to celebrate the community affirming work of the People’s Theatre Project at the magnificent United Palace this past Tuesday. For the people – by the people, succinctly sums up what the […]


Tonight We Storm The Palace…

Tonight We Storm The Palace...

Tonight we will storm the palace. We will storm the palace as a community united as one in the belief that the arts is our very lifeblood. That the arts in all of their wonderful incarnations must be valued, nourished and sustained. Especially in places like Washington Heights, Inwood and Harlem. It is  undeserved communities […]


The Future Is Ours – A Q&A With Junot Díaz

The Future Is Ours - A Q&A With Junot Díaz

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Junot Díaz is a Dominican superhero. A mild-mannered M.I.T. professor by day, he is a criollo caped crusader with the escudo emblazoned on his chest by night. For the last couple of decades, Junot has lovingly rendered the truths, trials and tribulations of the Dominican Diaspora. With mighty strokes from his […]


Uptown Tonight: The People Storm The Palace

Uptown Tonight: The People Storm The Palace

Tonight we storm the palace. The good folks at the People’s Theatre Project are having their annual benefit shindig and they are honoring Dominican super hero Junot Diaz and the director of community pediatrics at the Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Dodi Meyer. You are going to want to be in attendance for this. Stop […]


12/13/15: The People’s Theatre Project Presents Winter Parranda

12/13/15: The People's Theatre Project Presents Winter Parranda

WINTER PARRANDA is People’s Theatre Project’s mid-season festival of new plays conceived, created and performed by the Circle Up and To Be Heard youth community actors. December 13, 2015 at 4pm – 6pm The YM & YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood (54 Nagle Ave) For more info: www.PTP.nyc. We invite you to subscribe to […]


Washington Heights community faces issues of racism through theater | PIX 11

Washington Heights community faces issues of racism through theater | PIX 11

by Dan Mannarino WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan — Washington Heights is a melting pot community, there is no doubt about that. However, more than 75% of the population is of some kind of Latino decent. If you take a stroll down the street – you can hear conversations in so many different Spanish dialects, and so […]


Uptown Theater Group Tackles Racism Facing Latinos in Latest Performance | DNAinfo

Uptown Theater Group Tackles Racism Facing Latinos in Latest Performance | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A new play created and performed by 13 “community actors” will put issues of racism facing Latinos Uptown at center stage this week. The People’s Theatre Project‘s new performance, “Better Than You,” acts as a tool for participants to rehearse for real-life events and brainstorm solutions to certain problems, organizers said. During the […]


Spread Love: The People’s Theatre Project Presents Better Than You

Spread Love: The People's Theatre Project Presents Better Than You

A group of Northern Manhattan residents are taking to the stage with their new play Better Than You to speak out about racism facing Latinos. Community-based organization People’s Theatre Project is developing the play, based on the community actors’ true stories. The play will be presented in an interactive and bilingual community-brainstorming event on Friday, […]


The People’s Theatre Project Presents To Be Heard – Free Theatre Program For Teens

The People's Theatre Project Presents To Be Heard - Free Theatre Program For Teens

TO BE HEARD (For Teens ages 13-17) Saturdays | April 18 – June 6 | Noon – 3pm United Palace Theatre, 4140 Broadway at 175th Street NYC Teens are invited to join this free theatre-making program. Each week, a professional artist will engage the young actors in theatre games and activities to facilitate the creation […]


The Definition of Dominican Part 4 | Manhattan Times

The Definition of Dominican Part 4 | Manhattan Times

Story, photos and video by Sherry Mazzocchi Claudia De la Cruz is an educator, community organizer and the general coordinator of the youth leadership development project at Da Urban Butterflies in Washington Heights. Her parents moved from the Dominican Republic to the Bronx, where she grew up. Being Dominican is a cultural identity. De la […]


The Definition of Dominican Part 3 | Manhattan Times

The Definition of Dominican Part 3 | Manhattan Times

Story, photos and video by Sherry Mazzocchi Led Black is an artist, writer, entrepreneur and publisher of The Uptown Collective. “I like to think of Dominicans as the first Americans,” he said. The first school, church and university were all established on the island of Hispaniola. “Before Plymouth Rock, before Jamestown, there was already a […]

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